Ex-Raptors Series: Alexis Ajinca Back In The NBA To Stay

When Alexis Ajinca, currently with the New Orleans Pelicans, arrived in Toronto back in January 2011 he was the typical young big man who blew teams away with his unbelievable physical attributes and let them down hard when they couldn't seem to convince him to use them. In the end, it was three years and out for the 7'1 center with the 7'9 wingspan who the Charlotte Bobcats had...
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January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Alexis Ajinca thoughts back home in France while he plays

The tragedy in Paris on Friday has brought the world to a standstill.  But New Orleans Pelicans center Alexis Ajinca, a native of France, still had a game to play more than 3,500 miles away in Toronto. He took the court against the Raptors, but his thoughts and prayers were with his family and friends back home.  MORE FROM FOX SPORTS SOUTHWEST:  - PHOTOS: Cowboys Cheerleaders...
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November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Cricket Quote of the Night: Alexis Ajinca

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November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Alexis Ajinca hopes to play in season opener for Pelicans

The Pelicans are thin at the center position at the moment, and with starter Omer Asik sidelined due to injury, the team is looking at having to start Kendrick Perkins on opening night against the Warriors.That's a risky proposition, to say the least. But a bit of good news came out of Monday's practice, when backup big man Alexis Ajinca said he's feeling great and may be able to...
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October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Conley put something in the Grizzlies' water

Mike Conley is somewhat of a health nut, so it should come as no surprise that the Grizzlies point guard is looking for new ways to gain an edge throughout the season.Enter: HWTO, a new type of hydrogen-infused water created by Ph.D candidate Cody Cook and initially created to help treat cancer patients. And who's the CEO Conley (and now the whole Grizzlies' squad) has to thank for...
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October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Alexis Ajinca Out 4-6 Weeks With Hamstring Strain

Alexis Ajinca is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a right hamstring strain. The injury occurred during the second quarter of the New Orleans Pelicans’ preseason opener against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, Oct. 3. Ajinca, 7-2, 220, appeared in 68 games for New Orleans during the 2014-15 season, averaging a career-best 6.5 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. In 195 NBA games for...
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October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Alexis Ajinca out 4-6 weeks with hamstring injury

If the Pelicans are going to reach their full potential this season, they'll need to avoid the injury bug which has plagued them in recent years.Things aren't off to a great start, as reserve center Alexis Ajinca will be sidelined 4-6 weeks with a hamstring injury, according to an official release.Ajinca was serviceable in limited minutes last season. He averaged 6.5 points and 4...
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October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Agent: Pelicans, center Alexis Ajinca agree on 4-year deal

METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- The New Orleans Pelicans and 7-foot center Alexis Ajinca have agreed on a four-year, $20.2 million extension. The 27-year-old Ajinca's new contract was confirmed by his agent, Mark Bartelstein, in an email to The Associated Press. Ajinca, who is French, was used last season primarily as a reserve. But when he received more minutes, he usually produced. He reached...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Reviewing Alexis Ajinca's 2014-15 season

Alexis Ajinca is a true seven-footer, which makes his up-and-down career all the more frustrating. But this year he shined in New Orleans, averaging career highs in points, rebounds and assists per 36 minutes.He also shot 55 percent from the floor, another career best. Here's more on Ajinca's promising campaign and what it means for his future with the Pelicans, per the SB Nation...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Alexis Ajinca Close To Two-Year Deal With Pelicans

Alexis Ajinca is on the verge of a two-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans. Ajinca is finalizing a buyout with Strabourg of France. The Pelicans and Strasbourg have agreed on the standard $575,000 buyout under NBA rules. Ajinca will sign a fully guaranteed two-year deal at the NBA minimum.
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

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